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SCADA Software acts as plant-wide information system.

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SCADA Software acts as plant-wide information system.

Dec 12, 2012 - Supporting operator input via 2-finger multitouch gestures, Simatic WinCC v7.2 is used for production data acquisition, visualization, and analysis. Simatic Process Historian and Simatic Information Server options, which include plant-wide analyses and reports, offer users scalable, long-term archiving of process data as well as web-based analysis and reporting tools. Users can also adapt Simatic WinCC to larger systems with up to 18 optionally redundant servers.

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Siemens Expands Scada Software into Plant-wide Information System

Press release date: Nov 27, 2012

With Version 7.2 of its Simatic WinCC Scada software for the acquisition, visualization, and analysis of production data, the Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded the software into a plant-wide information system. The new version also supports multitouch operator input concepts. The new Simatic Process Historian and Simatic Information Server options for Simatic WinCC V7.2 also offer users scalable long-term archiving of process data, as well as powerful, Web-based analysis and reporting tools. Both options include plant-wide analyses and reports, thus providing the basis for optimizing the production process.

In the new Version 7.2, users can adapt the Simatic WinCC Scada system to even larger systems than previously with up to 18 optionally redundant servers. The archiving function automatically creates weekly, monthly and annual archives in accordance with the selected business management periods. As well as process values, the values of consumption counters and those of manual entries, such as lab values, can be recorded, analyzed and archived. For global use, Simatic WinCC 7.2 supports the Unicode data format, and individual language selection by the user. Users select their preferred language for local display or for operator input over the Internet, regardless of the language setting of the operating system. In addition, Simatic WinCC Version 7.2 supports operator input via two-finger multitouch gestures, with the usual gestures used on consumer devices such as zooming, sweeping, and rotating. This is designed to make operation of complex production plants more intuitive and simpler. Setpoint inputs can also be implemented. For safety reasons, these are designed as two-handed operations to protect users against unintentional switching operations.

Simatic Process Historian acquires and archives data from any number of lower-level WinCC systems in real time. The scalable software can be adapted to the required data volume at any time – without interrupting production.

With Simatic Information Server, reports and analyses can easily be created, managed, and made available via Web-based interfaces. Based on Microsoft Reporting Services, users transparently access all the data archived in WinCC or Simatic Process Historian without the need for any programming know-how. Depending on the task – management, quality assurance, or maintenance – users compile the required plant data individually for reports and analyses. Add-ins in Word and Excel are additionally available for Microsoft Office analyses.

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Corporate Communications and Government Affairs
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Media Relations: Gerhard Stauss
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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit